Despite this lifelong aversion to all things sporty, I recently joined my school’s swimming team for a few reasons:
1- I’m terribly unfit, I have to admit.
2- Swimming has always been the only sport in somewhat decent at.
3- Though I’m highly unlikely to land one, sports scholarships exist!
Seeing as I dropped P.E. as soon as the opportunity arose, the only time I get exercise is when I’m dashing between classes.
Swimming will help me stay healthy and get fit, and maybe I won’t feel like I’m about to lose a lung after climbing a few flights of stairs.
The team is full of girls my age and we already have something in common. Making friends is a breeze and nothing brings us closer like the feeling of being part of a team, of something where everyone gets to contribute.
As we all know, colleges love extracurricular activities. Being on the swim team gives me another thing to add to my college applications.
I gave my parents the shock of a lifetime when I said I wanted to take up swimming, but I think we’ve all been pleasantly surprised by how well I’m doing.
Joining a sports team in high school came completely out of nowhere for me, but it’s definitely been rewarding, and I know it’ll pay off later on.